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October 9, 2018

SVSU Writing Center launching ‘Write Your Future Michigan Governor’ campaign

Write Your Future Michigan GovernorValley State University's Writing Center is hosting a postcard writing campaign to encourage people in the Great Lakes Bay Region to write to their future governor.

Helen Raica-Klotz, director of SVSU's Writing Center, said that the project provides community members the opportunity to address issues that are important to them.

“These postcards are a way for all of us to ensure our voices are heard by the future governor of our state,” she said.

To participate in the “Write Your Future Michigan Governor” program, community members can receive a postcard in the month of October. All postcards must be completed by November 1, and will be sent in the mail from the SVSU Writing Center in January 2019.

A number of local schools are planning to participate in the program, including Merrill High School and Handy Middle School in Bay City.

Postcards are available at SVSU's Writing Center in the Melvin J. Zahnow Library, room 250 and SVSU's Center for Community Engagement in the Melvin J. Zahnow Library, room 202A.

Interested participants can also pick up postcards at the Bay Community Writing Center at the Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library, 500 Center Ave. in Bay City or the Saginaw Community Writing Center at the Butnam-Fish Branch Library at 1716 Hancock St. in Saginaw.

Area teachers and administrators who register online before Saturday, Oct. 20 can have postcards sent to their students; the form is available at

The project is co-sponsored by the Bay and Saginaw Community Writing Centers, SVSU's Center for Community Engagement, the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region and the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Community Arts Outpost.

For more information on SVSU's Writing Center, visit